Scottish Rite Temple
332 East First

Designed by architects Proudfoot and Bird, this impressive four-story all-stone structure was built in 1887-1888 as the Young Men's Christian Association. The building is typical of Proudfoot and Bird designs with it's massive size, stone faced masonry, turrets, arches and curved porch. It is an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture of native Kansas limestone.

In 1898, the YMCA sold the building to the Scottish Rite Masonic organization and in 1907 an addition to the north was built to house the dining room and auditorium. The interior of the building with its grand stairway, Crystal Room of hand beveled plate glass and third floor art glass dome make this structure truly one of a kind in Wichita.